Pollinators are declining at an alarming rate. It's time to do something about it and here's your chance. We've formulated this mix specifically for attracting Honey Bees to the garden.Help address the honey bee crisis with this mixture of 19 wildflowers. The 11 annuals for first-year color, plus 8 perennials for second and successive years’ bloom will help support stressed hives.


Wildflowers include:
Chrysanthemum maximum (Shasta Daisy)

Coreopsis lanceolata (Lance Leaf Coreopsis)

Coreopsis tinctoria (Plains Coreopsis)

Cosmos bipinnatus (Wild Cosmos)

Cosmos sulphureus (Sulphur Cosmos)

Echinacea purpurea (Coneflower)

Helianthus annuus (Wild Annual Sunflower)

Helianthus annuus (Dwarf Sunspot)

Lobulariamaritima (Sweet Alyssum)

Nemophilamenziesii (Baby Eyes)

Phaceliatanacetifolia (Lacy Phacelia)

Ratibidacolumnaris (Prairie Coneflower)

Ratibidacolumnaris (Mexican Hat)

Rudbeckiahirta (Black Eyed Susan)

Tageteserecta (African Marigold)

Trifoliumfragiferum (Strawberry Clover)

Trifoliumincarnatum (Crimson Clover)

Trifoliumrepens (Dutch Clover)

Zinnia elegans (Zinnia)


Common Name

Honey Bee Wildflower Seed Mix

Light Requirements

Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade

Seed Life Cycle

Mixture of Annuals & Perennials

Ships As

Seed

Coverage

1/4 lb covers 250-500 sq ft.
1/2 lb covers 500-1,000 sq ft.
1 lb covers 1,000-2,000 sq ft.

Soil Moisture

Dry, Average, Moist/Wet, Well Draining

Soil Type

Loamy Soil, Drought/Dry Soil, Moist/Wet Soil, Acidic Soil

Advantages

Bee Friendly

Ideal Region

Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, Southwest, West, Pacific Northwest

Zones

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

Storable

Yes - You can store your seed in any cool (not freezing) dry place that is not subject to extreme temperature variations.

Non-GMO

Yes

Neonicotinoid-Free

Yes - Learn More

 


Planting Guides

Step-by-Step Wildflower Seed Planting Instructions

  1. Check for your last frost date and plant after this has passed. Choose a spot on your property that gets 6 or more hours of direct sun a day unless you are planting seeds for shade.
  2. Prepare your soil by clearing the area of all existing growth. Simply dig up everything that is growing, turn the soil and rake the area flat. If this is an area that has never before been gardened, you may need to till the area up to remove growth.
  3. Mix the seeds with sand* for better visibility and scatter the seeds directly on top of the soil. If you are sowing a larger area, we recommend using a seed spreader; if not, you can sow by hand.
  4. We recommend lightly compressing the seeds into the soil, making sure not to bury them. You can either walk on them, use a board or if you are sowing a larger area, rent a seed roller.
  5. Water so that the soil is moist, not soaking wet, until the seedlings are about 4-6" tall. After that, the seedlings will survive on natural rains. If you are experiencing very dry weather, we recommend watering occasionally.